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Sony Xperia V (LT25i) Gets Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Update

With the official announcement of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for  Sony Xperia V (LT25i), it’s good to see that Sony is keeping up to its words as the company had earlier promised that it will bring in the update for its Xperia T, TX and V models in the time period of February to March. The update of the software has confirmed its reach to various countries including Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia and Switzerland. It is expected that the update will be soon available to the other parts of the world as well.  The latest launched firmware comes with version number 9.1.A.0.490 and it corresponds to the other latest version which is officially released by the company for Xperia T phone (9.1.A.0.489). The latest firmware update can be done by connecting the phone to the computer and then using the Sony PC companion software. The update will enable the users to enjoy variety of features including lock screen, dialler, improved cameras and others but it is not yet known whether the update will help to solve the sleep of death issue that is being faced by users of Xperia V models.

Sony Xperia V

Sony Xperia V (LT25i) that was announced in August 2012 comes with water resistant outer cover, runs on Android 4.0 ICS OS and is powered by dual core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor which is clocked at 1.5 GHz and features Adreno 225 GPU. Other specifications of the phone include 4.3 inches display, 13 MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 32GB through microSD card slot.

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware Update for Sony Xperia V (LT25i) should be performed on the specified model only and not on any other model. In order to update the phone the basic requirement is to have a minimum battery of 50% and backup internal memory.  First of all download the flashtool application and then install it on your computer.  Then the downloaded ftf file is copied in the flashtool installed destination which contains the folder of firmware.  After disconnecting the handset from the PC, run the application.  Once the installation starts, again connect your phone to the computer and after the completion of the installation disconnect it from the PC and switch on the power. It is normal for a phone that its first boot may take a longer time.


Mike is a software engineer with a love for tinkering with smart phone devices. He spends a lot of time moving pictures to his SD card, because the Android keeps running out of memory. In his spare time, he travels to different parts of the world and takes one of his Android devices with him.

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